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Imperial Political Culture in the Modern Age

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the modern trajectory of those major aspects of traditional Chinese political culture that discussed in the previous chapters. It shows that the concept of political unity ... More


Introduction: Confusions over Confucianism

Anna Sun

in Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155579
eISBN:
9781400846085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155579.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introductory chapter talks about the confusions and controversies over the religious nature of Confucianism. It argues that the confusions come mainly from three sources. First, they come from ... More


Introduction: An Anthropology of Science Making and Policymaking

Susan Greenhalgh

in Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253384
eISBN:
9780520941267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253384.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the one-child policy in China, which is considered as one of the most troubling social policies of all time, first examining the epistemic approach to policymaking and then ... More


Iconicity and indexicality: The body in Chinese art

David Clarke

in Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083060
eISBN:
9789882209794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083060.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the place of the body in Chinese art. It begins by identifying in a somewhat schematic way various defining characteristics of literati painting and calligraphy, the art of the ... More


Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Christopher Rea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Age of Irreverence tells why China’s entry into the modern age was not just traumatic but also uproarious. As the Qing dynasty slumped toward extinction, prominent writers compiled jokes into ... More


Breaking into Laughter 失笑‎

Christopher Rea

in Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Why was China’s entrance into the modern age accompanied by a laugh track? The early twentieth-century Chinese press is replete with invective, self-mockery, and sarcastic commentary, as well as word ... More


Prologue

STEPHEN R. MacKINNON

in Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254459
eISBN:
9780520934603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254459.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The story of Wuhan in 1938 has two dimensions—the military and the social—that are of crucial importance to the history of modern China. Due to a lack of a comprehensive military history of the ... More


Introduction — Through the Looking Glass

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Journalists and foreign correspondents try to reflect often complex events in faraway lands in a way their readers can hopefully understand. This was especially true of the old China press corps that ... More


Introduction

Huaiyin Li

in Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836085
eISBN:
9780824871338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836085.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter presents a historical overview of Chinese history writing. It briefly examines how Chinese intellectuals have viewed China's “modern history” through their incessant ... More


Introduction

Frank Dikötter

in The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book uses a variety of primary sources and a highly informative body of secondary literature to challenge the view that modern China was mainly ... More


Challenging the Revolutionary Orthodoxy: “New Enlightenment” Historiography in the 1980s

Huaiyin Li

in Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836085
eISBN:
9780824871338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836085.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents a new intellectual trend, known as the New Enlightenment (xin qimeng), which emerged in the late 1970s and the 1980s. Having witnessed nationwide turmoil or having personally ... More


Introduction

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of Republican Beijing. The book brings together the political, economic, social, and cultural forces in ... More


Opium and Modern Chinese State-Making

R Bin Wong

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0039
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Chinese state making and the impact of opium control on that process. It examines earlier efforts by the Qing state to control society in order to appreciate its impressive ... More


A Passion for Facts: Social Surveys and the Construction of the Chinese Nation-State, 1900-1949

Tong Lam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267862
eISBN:
9780520950351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the emergence of the “culture of fact” in modern China, showing how elites and intellectuals sought to transform the dynastic empire into a nation-state, thereby ensuring its ... More


Conclusion

Huaiyin Li

in Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836085
eISBN:
9780824871338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836085.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter redefines “modern Chinese history” as an ongoing, open-ended course in order to make sense of the grand process of transformation that China is experiencing in the ... More


Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

John A. Crespi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

China's century of revolutionary change has been heard as much as seen, and nowhere is this more evident than in an auditory history of the modern Chinese poem. From Lu Xun's seminal writings on ... More


Text and Method

Joan Judge

in Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The first chapter presents Funü shibao in its historical and print context. It emphasizes Funü shibao’s innovativeness in order to highlight both the distinctiveness of the journal and the range of ... More


Republican Ladies

Joan Judge

in Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 introduces the “Republican Ladies” who were both the moving target of and important contributors to the journal. Consisting of three demographics—older, genteel women; professionals; and ... More


The Qiaopi Trade as a Distinctive Form of Chinese Capitalism

Gregor Benton and Hong Liu

in Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298415
eISBN:
9780520970540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298415.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter proposes a definition of the qiaopi trade in light of its distinctive features. Was it a modern form of “transnational capitalism” that depended on trust in a system of impersonal rules, ... More


A Different Kind of War: Summary Execution and the Politics of Men of Force in Late-Qing China, 1864–1911

Weiting Guo

in Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 1: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040801
eISBN:
9780252099304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040801.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, Weiting Guo examines the history of extralegal executions in modern China. From the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, China witnessed the largest number of summary ... More


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